Bal Harbour Shops is a convenient shopping mall for anyone interested in luxury clothing and accessories. Don't let the raw concrete fool you -- there are mostly luxury brands in the shopping center together with a few cafés and restaurants. The available brands include, among others, Chanel, Hermes, Prada and Bulgari. The industry heavy-weights, so to speak
The mall is located a bit away from the busy southern end of the Miami Beach island, and is best accessible by a car -- black luxury sedan preferred. The stores are not for people with thin wallets, unless there is one gold or platinum card for the expenses. As there is plenty of shops, the selection in the mall is generous, eclectic and pricey.
Hermès, the highest of the high in French fashion has its beautiful store located among its peers in Bal Harbour Shops mall. The brand is famous for their signature scarves, but there is a lot of other stuff worth buying for. If you are worthy enough... The store is really pricey, and most of can afford to buy a scarf or some other small paraphernalia.
They sell also clothing, bags and other stuff. The bags are classics, but price goes really through the roof.
The service, as usual in Hermès store, is top-notch. Attentive, focused and patient.
Bal Harbor shops is an upscale area featuring Sacks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Gucci, Fendi, etc. Its where the "ladies who lunch" and the upper crust go to shop. The rest of us like to browse!
What to buy: Designer clothes at Neiman's, shoes at Gucci, purses and Ferragamo, lingerie at La Perla, suits at Brooks Brothers, croissants at the cafe and cookies and chocolates at Kron.
What to pay: If you purchase all of the above, you will spend a great deal
You name the high end brand, and they have the store or a store that has it in South Beach. And I thought the plane tickets were expensive...my wife put us in the poor house!
Actually we had a lot of fun shopping in South Beach. The service was either spectacular (for some reason 30year old men ruled) or sucked bad (early 20's women). But we managed to do some damage.
Everything you can want in the highly fashionable SoBe.
What to buy: What not to buy, as my wife would say.
What to pay: too much
My place to shop before I go out.
What to buy: Nice botton down shirt with some slick pants, go elsewhere for the shoes
What to pay: 20-30 for a T shirt, 40-100 for a dress shirt